News and Events
- The library offers several genealogy classes throughout the year.
- Sign up for the monthly genealogy newsletter to stay informed about genealogy news, services, and programs.
- Find other local genealogy events through ConferenceKeeper.
Access over a billion names in hundreds of databases, including U.S. Census records (1790-1930); military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories and passenger lists.
Chicago Tribune - Historical (1849-1997)
This historical newspaper provides genealogists, researchers and scholars with online, easily searchable first-hand accounts and unparalleled coverage of the politics, society and events of the time.
Genealogical records from one of the largest genealogy organizations in the country. Creation of a free personal account is required. The Ela Library is a FamilySearch Affiliate. Some content is only available inside the library.
Provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served. Offers a wealth of searchable original documents for genealogists.
Access family and history books, the U.S. Federal Census (1790-1930), PERSI (The Periodical Source Index), Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files, Freedman's Bank Records, and more.
Newspapers.com Library Edition
Historical newspaper archive from the 1700s onward, containing thousands of well-known regional, state and small local newspapers in the U.S. and other countries.
FamilySearch Centers are branches of the Family History Library, a nonprofit organization based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and run by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You can visit a FamilySearch Center to receive free personalized help from local volunteers, search genealogy databases, and get special access to FamilySearch records.
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